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Stupid Idiots Drive Death of Wolverine to Top of Reorder Charts

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, July 16 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
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Stupid Idiots Drive Death of Wolverine to Top of Reorder Charts

It's a good thing we all stood up for our principles and said "no" to mindless gimmick publishing.


Source: Bleeding Cool

Bleeding Cool published one of their sales columns tracking reorders for comics in the month of September, and to the surprise of no one, one comic stood tall above the rest of the pack: The Death of Wolverine. The series took 13 of the top 25 reorder slots this week, including the top eight spots, with its various $4.99 weekly issues and variant covers, ensuring that this blockbuster comics event will be a huge financial success for Marvel, even though no one in their right minds believes there's even the most remote chance that Wolverine will stay dead for more than a couple months at most. And because of that success, Marvel and DC will both feel encouraged to continue placing sales-boosting gimmickry above quality storytelling (not that The Death of Wolverine won't be a quality story - it is written by Charles Soule, after all - just that whether it is or isn't is completely irrelevant to whether or not it sells) and long term readership building for years to come.

So, thanks, morons. No matter how much we, as a fandom, complain about the non-stop gimmickry, never-ending event cycle, style over substance, ridiculous, transparent hyperbole, and short-sighted, greedy publishing strategies in this industry, every single time we're given an opportunity to fork over raping assloads of cash for one of these comics, we fall all over ourselves to do it.

For more on this, The Outhouse spoke to a fan who pre-ordered ten copies of every issue of Death of Wolverine. "DURRR DURRRR!" he told us, drool running down his chin. "DUR DE DURR DURR DURRRRR!"

The fan added that he wanted to make sure to get his hands on several copies of the weapon-etched holofoil variants, citing DDDUUUUUUHHHHHHHH as the primary motivation, and explained that he plans to keep the books in pristine condition so that they will grow in value over the years and he can sell them for a profit of perhaps DERPY DERPY DERP or even more.

He then went out to catch his fifteenth showing of Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Here's the reorder chart:

 

  Publisher Price Publisher
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 4) MCNIVEN CANADA VAR $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) MCNIVEN CANADA VAR $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) MCNIVEN CANADA VAR $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) MCNIVEN CANADA VAR $4.99 MAR
  SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 $4.99 MAR
  ROCKET RACCOON #2 $3.99 MAR
  SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 YOUNG INTERLOCKING A VAR $4.99 MAR
  SPREAD #1 2ND PTG (MR) $3.50 IMA
  SPREAD #2 (MR) $3.50 IMA
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 4) YOUNG VAR $4.99 MAR
  ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 2ND PTG $3.99 DC
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 4) DEADPOOL MEMORIAL VAR $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) VAR (PP #1131) $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) YU VAR $4.99 MAR
  DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) VAR (PP #1131) $4.99 MAR
  KICK-ASS 3 PREM HC $29.99 MAR
  INFINITY TP $49.99 MAR
  GRAYSON #2 $2.99 DC
  STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG (PP #11 $3.99 IDW
  LEGENDARY STAR LORD #2 $3.99 MAR
  ORIGINAL SIN #3.1 2ND PTG JONES VAR $3.99 MAR

 





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